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''Halo: Initiation'' is a 2013 three-part comic series published by Creator/DarkHorseComics set in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe. Set just around the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the series serves as a lead-in to both ''[[GaidenGame Halo: Spartan Assault]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'' campaign.

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''Halo: Initiation'' is a 2013 three-part comic series published by Creator/DarkHorseComics set in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe. Set just around the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the series serves as a lead-in to both ''[[GaidenGame Halo: Spartan Assault]]'' ''VideoGame/HaloSpartanAssault'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'' campaign.


* ForegoneConclusion: Given that the ''Infinity'' shows up as an allied ship in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', we already know the Insurrectionists are not going to succeed in taking it.

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* ForegoneConclusion: Given Considering that the ''Infinity'' shows up as an allied ship in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', we already know the Insurrectionists are not going to succeed in taking it.


However, the UNSC isn't the only group trying to upgrade its forces; an Insurrectionist group known as the New Colonial Alliance plan to steal the UNSC's new flagship ''Infinity'' for themselves, with the only people standing in their way being Palmer and a few other rookie Spartan-[=IVs=].

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However, the UNSC isn't the only group trying to upgrade its forces; an Insurrectionist group known as the New Colonial Alliance plan to steal the UNSC's new flagship ''Infinity'' for themselves, with the only people standing in their way being Palmer Palmer, Davis, and a few other rookie Spartan-[=IVs=].


''Halo: Initiation'' is a three-part comic series published by Creator/DarkHorseComics set in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe. Set just around the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the series serves as a lead-in to both ''[[GaidenGame Halo: Spartan Assault]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] "Spartan Ops" campaign.

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''Halo: Initiation'' is a 2013 three-part comic series published by Creator/DarkHorseComics set in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe. Set just around the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the series serves as a lead-in to both ''[[GaidenGame Halo: Spartan Assault]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] "Spartan Ops" ''Spartan Ops'' campaign.




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* BadassNormal: The Marines who managed to take out four Spartans during a training exercise. True, they still lost. True, the Spartan trainees were unarmored and still getting used to their augmentations. But still, that's a pretty good showing for the Marines, considering that said trainees were all actually seasoned veterans. Bonus points for the Marine who manages to both dodge one of Scrugg's punches and knock him out with one swing of his rifle.

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* BadassNormal: The Marines who managed to take out four Spartans during a training exercise. True, they still lost. True, the Spartan trainees were unarmored and still getting used to their augmentations. But still, that's a pretty good showing for the Marines, considering that said trainees were all actually all already seasoned veterans. Bonus points for the Marine who manages managed to both dodge one of Scrugg's punches and knock him out with one swing of his rifle.


* BadassNormal: The Marines who manage to take out four Spartans during a training exercise. True, they still lost. True, the Spartan trainees were unarmored and still getting used to their augmentations. But still, that's a pretty good showing for the Marines, considering that said trainees were all actually seasoned veterans. Bonus points for the Marine who manages to both dodge one of Scrugg's punches and knock him out with one swing of his rifle.

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* BadassNormal: The Marines who manage managed to take out four Spartans during a training exercise. True, they still lost. True, the Spartan trainees were unarmored and still getting used to their augmentations. But still, that's a pretty good showing for the Marines, considering that said trainees were all actually seasoned veterans. Bonus points for the Marine who manages to both dodge one of Scrugg's punches and knock him out with one swing of his rifle.



* YoureInsane: How Admiral Kovalic responds to Palmer's plan to grenade-flip an overturned Warthog.



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* YoureInsane: How Admiral Kovalic responds to Palmer's plan to grenade-flip an overturned Warthog.


Warthog.


* HostageSituation: After the Insurrectionists take over the ''Infinity'', they take most of the crew hostage and threaten to space everyone aboard if anyone interferes. [[spoiler:Lasky and Del Rio manage to shutdown the security systems long enough for the good guys to retake the ship.]]

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* HostageSituation: After the Insurrectionists take over the ''Infinity'', they take most of the crew hostage and threaten to space everyone aboard if anyone interferes. [[spoiler:Lasky and Del Rio manage to shutdown solve the issue by shutting down the security systems long enough for the good guys to retake the ship.]]


* OriginStory: For both Sarah Palmer and, to a lesser extent, ''Spartan Assault'''s Edward Davis.

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* OriginStory: For both Sarah Palmer and, to a lesser extent, ''Spartan Assault'''s Palmer, Edward Davis.Davis, and the entire SPARTAN-IV program in general.


However, the UNSC isn't the only group trying to upgrade its forces; an Insurrectionist group known as the New Colonial Alliance plan to steal the UNSC's new flagship ''Infinity'' for themselves, and Palmer and a few other rookie Spartan-[=IVs=] are the only people available to stop them.

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However, the UNSC isn't the only group trying to upgrade its forces; an Insurrectionist group known as the New Colonial Alliance plan to steal the UNSC's new flagship ''Infinity'' for themselves, and with the only people standing in their way being Palmer and a few other rookie Spartan-[=IVs=] are the only people available to stop them.
Spartan-[=IVs=].


However, the UNSC isn't the only group trying to upgrade its forces; an Insurrectionist group known as the New Colonial Alliance have discovered the existence of the UNSC's new flagship ''Infinity'', and plan to steal it for themselves, with only Palmer and a few other rookie Spartan-[=IVs=] standing in their way.

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However, the UNSC isn't the only group trying to upgrade its forces; an Insurrectionist group known as the New Colonial Alliance have discovered the existence of plan to steal the UNSC's new flagship ''Infinity'', and plan to steal it ''Infinity'' for themselves, with only and Palmer and a few other rookie Spartan-[=IVs=] standing in their way.
are the only people available to stop them.


However, the UNSC isn't the only group trying to upgrade its forces; an Insurrectionist group known as the New Colonial Alliance have discovered the existence of the UNSC's new flagship ''Infinity'', and plan to steal it for themselves, with Palmer and a few other rookie Spartan-[=IVs=] the only people standing in their way.

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However, the UNSC isn't the only group trying to upgrade its forces; an Insurrectionist group known as the New Colonial Alliance have discovered the existence of the UNSC's new flagship ''Infinity'', and plan to steal it for themselves, with only Palmer and a few other rookie Spartan-[=IVs=] the only people standing in their way.


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''Halo: Initiation'' is a three-part comic series published by Creator/DarkHorseComics set in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe. Set mostly just after the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the series serves as a lead-in to both ''[[GaidenGame Halo: Spartan Assault]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] "Spartan Ops" campaign.

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''Halo: Initiation'' is a three-part comic series published by Creator/DarkHorseComics set in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe. Set mostly just after around the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the series serves as a lead-in to both ''[[GaidenGame Halo: Spartan Assault]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] "Spartan Ops" campaign.


* BatmanCanBreathInSpace: [[spoiler:Ilsa Zane]] survives getting spaced long enough to be rescued by a Prowler.

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* BatmanCanBreathInSpace: BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: [[spoiler:Ilsa Zane]] survives getting spaced long enough to be rescued by a Prowler.



* PresentCompanyExcepted: After Jun berates Palmer for letting her teammates fall to regular Marines during a training exercise, he quickly qualifies that statement with a "no offense, fellas" to the Marines listening in. They respond with a "none taken".

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* PresentCompanyExcepted: PresentCompanyExcluded: After Jun berates Palmer for letting her teammates fall to regular Marines during a training exercise, he quickly qualifies that statement with a "no offense, fellas" to the Marines listening in. They respond with a "none taken".

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''Halo: Initiation'' is a three-part comic series published by Creator/DarkHorseComics set in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe. Set mostly just after the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the series serves as a lead-in to both ''[[GaidenGame Halo: Spartan Assault]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] "Spartan Ops" campaign.

Humanity's war against the Covenant has just ended, but its troubles are far from over, as Covenant remnants and human Insurrectionists alike seek to destroy the UNSC. In response, Spartan-II washout Musa-096 decides to create a new generation of {{Super Soldier}}s, the Spartan-[=IVs=], with Edward Davis and former ODST Sarah Palmer among the elite few selected for the program's first class.

However, the UNSC isn't the only group trying to upgrade its forces; an Insurrectionist group known as the New Colonial Alliance have discovered the existence of the UNSC's new flagship ''Infinity'', and plan to steal it for themselves, with Palmer and a few other rookie Spartan-[=IVs=] the only people standing in their way.

!!Tropes associated with ''Halo: Initiation'':
* BadassNormal: The Marines who manage to take out four Spartans during a training exercise. True, they still lost. True, the Spartan trainees were unarmored and still getting used to their augmentations. But still, that's a pretty good showing for the Marines, considering that said trainees were all actually seasoned veterans. Bonus points for the Marine who manages to both dodge one of Scrugg's punches and knock him out with one swing of his rifle.
* BatmanCanBreathInSpace: [[spoiler:Ilsa Zane]] survives getting spaced long enough to be rescued by a Prowler.
* BodyCountCompetition: A variant between Palmer and Davis when they bet on whether Palmer can defeat her target before Davis can take down the other Insurrectionists in the room. [[spoiler:Davis wins.]]
* TheBusCameBack: After being MIA for almost three years of real-world time, [[VideoGame/HaloReach Jun-A266]] finally makes his return, having become a recruiter and trainer for the SPARTAN-IV program.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Palmer grenade-flipping an overturned Warthog while running ''towards'' a Brute Chieftain. In fact, it's implied to be kind of a personal motto for her.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** While still an ODST, Sarah Palmer takes on a Brute Chieftain single-handedly and also grenade-flips a Warthog.
** Musa-096's disdain for both Dr. Halsey and the UNSC brass in general is evident right from the start, as is his admiration for the accomplishments of his Spartan brethren.
* ForegoneConclusion: Given that the ''Infinity'' shows up as an allied ship in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', we already know the Insurrectionists are not going to succeed in taking it.
* GrandTheftPrototype: The New Colonial Alliance's EvilPlan is to steal the UNSC's brand spanking new ''Infinity''.
* HostageSituation: After the Insurrectionists take over the ''Infinity'', they take most of the crew hostage and threaten to space everyone aboard if anyone interferes. [[spoiler:Lasky and Del Rio manage to shutdown the security systems long enough for the good guys to retake the ship.]]
* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: The Insurrectionists manage to get aboard the ''Infinity'' by disguising themselves as part of the construction crew.
* LeeroyJenkins: During a training exercise, Palmer rushes ahead of the rest of her team in order to reach the objective; she succeeds in doing so, but Jun and Musa chew her out for letting the enemy take out all her teammates.
* OriginStory: For both Sarah Palmer and, to a lesser extent, ''Spartan Assault'''s Edward Davis.
* PresentCompanyExcepted: After Jun berates Palmer for letting her teammates fall to regular Marines during a training exercise, he quickly qualifies that statement with a "no offense, fellas" to the Marines listening in. They respond with a "none taken".
* PsychoPrototype: [[spoiler:Insurrectionist leader Ilsa Zane is revealed to be from an earlier phase of the SPARTAN-IV program that tried to create soldiers who could replicate previous Spartans' physical abilities ''without'' MJOLNIR armor. The other subjects all died, but Zane simply went insane.]]
* SavedByCanon: Since Palmer, Davis, Lasky, and Del Rio had already appeared in ''Halo 4'' and ''Spartan Assault'', both of which chronologically take place after ''Initiation'', it was obvious that they would all survive the comic's events.
* SuperWindowJump: How Davis and Palmer storm the ''Infinity'''s bridge.
* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: Palmer vs. [[spoiler:Zane, with the latter being the physically stronger Prototype to Palmer's better equipped Upgrade.]]
* YoureInsane: How Admiral Kovalic responds to Palmer's plan to grenade-flip an overturned Warthog.


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